The National Identity Management Commission NIMC has stated that it has recorded positive growth with enrolment drive by successfully registering and issuing 70 Million unique National Identification Numbers NINs, to Nigerians and legal residents.
According to a statement signed by Head Corporate Communications, NIMC, Mr Kayode Adegoke said the Director-General, NIMC, Aliyu Aziz, stated that the Commission was able to achieve the feat due to the immeasurable contributions of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, the hardworking staff, the Front End Partners (FEPS) and other critical stakeholders in the identity sector.
Aziz commended the leadership and continued support of Professor Pantami, to the ID agenda of Nigeria and improved staff welfare; and further expressed his appreciation to the commitment of the NIMC staff and the Front End partners towards ensuring the growth of the National ID Database.
Similarly, the Commission is happy to announce that Fifteen Million (15 Million) users have downloaded the recently launched NIMC MOBILE APP.
The NIMC MOBILE APP allows users to digitally verify their NINs, link their NINs to the SIM (up to seven numbers) and print the improved NIN slip from the comfort of their homes/offices.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari, recently launched three(3) unique digital innovations by the Commission: Tokenisation, NIMC MOBILE APP and the contactless enrolment solutions to drive the digital economy policy of the Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy.
The DG affirmed that “NIMC promises to build a positive brand and continue to explore ways to improve and efficiently offer excellent Identity services to all and sundry”.